[Tutor] gzip (fwd)
Ramkumar Parimal Alagan
ramster6 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 10:16:27 CET 2004
I have only 2 word documents in both the directories, i tried removing
'-qr' too, but no change, no zip files formed. i'm using windows XP.
On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 23:54:11 -0800 (PST), Danny Yoo
<dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Hi Ramkumar,
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> It looks like you are trying to zip up whole directories. Does the
> program work if you zip up single files?
> It also appears that you're using the '-q' and '-r' options of the 'zip'
> command line utility. '-q' stands for 'quiet' mode, and although that's
> nice when the command is working properly, it's not helpful when you're
> debugging a situation. Try turning quiet mode off, so that you have a
> better chance of getting good error output from the zip command. Even
> better, try enabling verbose mode, so you can see better what 'zip' is
> attempting to do.
> Do you see anything else when you execute the program? Does anything else
> come out of standard error?
> Good luck to you.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 10:24:15 +0600
> From: Ramkumar Parimal Alagan <ramster6 at gmail.com>
> To: Danny Yoo <dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Tutor] gzip
> This is what i intend to do:
> 1. The files and directories to be backed up are given in a list.
> 2. The backup must be stored in a main backup directory.
> 3. The files are backed up into a zip file.
> 4. The name of the zip archive is the current date and time.
> the coding:
> import os
> import time
> source = ['D:\\down', 'D:\\Pics']
> target_dir = 'D:\\backup'
> target = target_dir + time.strftime('%Y%m%d%H%M%S') + '.zip'
> zip_command = "zip -qr '%s' %s" % (target, ' '.join(source))
> if os.system(zip_command) == 0:
> print 'Successful backup to', target
> print 'Backup FAILED'
> result : Backup FAILED
> whats wrong ?
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